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  Ranunculus wallichianus
 
  Family: RANUNCULACEAE
  Citation:  Ranunculus wallichianus Wight & Arn., Prodr. 4. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 20. 1872; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 5(4). 1915; M. A. Rau in B. D. Sharma et al., Fl. India 1: 131. 1993; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 65. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 2. 1998; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 117. 2005.
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  Description: Prostrate perennial herbs, rooting at nodes. Leaves pinnately 3-5-dissected; leaflets 6 x 3 cm, obovate, 3-5-lobed, serrate, pubescent; petiole 5-18 cm long, sheathing at base. Flowers 10 mm across, solitary, leaf-opposed; pedicels 2 cm long ; sepals 5, free, 4 x 2 mm, oblong, hirsute; petals 5, yellow, 5 x 3 mm, obovate, obtuse; stamens many, filaments 4 mm long, glabrous; carpels many; style glabrous. Achenes 4 mm long, ellipsoid, shortly tubercled, beak short.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-October
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Melmanalar, Mannavan shola, Kanthaloor forests
   
 
   
 
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